Top Videos of 2017

Just in case you’ve missed out – here are some of our top #iconicmoments of 2017 caught on film. We hope that wherever in the world you are… watching these transports you into the African bush for even just a few minutes.

Enjoy!

Up Close and Personal with the Gorillas

Tree Leopard Londolozi

Lions Feeding

Curious Hyena Pup

Leopard at Dusk

Majestic Giraffe

Elephant Family at Marataba Safari Lodge

Property of the Month – Singita Lebombo

Iconic Africa’s relationship with Singita dates back decades and we certainly have a significant soft spot for their lodges – they really and truly are magical places. This month we’d like to congratulate Singita Lebombo as July’s Property of the Month.

Singita, means “place of miracles,” which truly embodies everything for which this incredible brand has become famous. Astonishing game viewing, amplified by exquisite accommodation and outstanding home-grown cuisine – all with a touch of genuine, warm African hospitality. For many avid African travellers, Singita represents the summit of luxury African safari. This world class experience has been recognised globally with endless awards in numerous travel publications! At last count Singita had in fact won “Top Hotel in the World” awards an implausible 16 times!

For a quick taste of the magic that awaits you there click on the video below:

Singita Lebombo perches ceremoniously along ancient cliff tops overlooking vast African plains and the magnificent Nwanetsi River. Set on the 33 000 acre private concession within the world famous Kruger National Park, this is a lodge that embodies African sophistication and an extravagant panache which only the Singita collection could have created. It is little wonder Singita Lebombo is consistently voted amongst the top hotels and lodges in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller and many others. Here are a few reasons why we love this lodge:

African extravagance

Singita Lebombo’s fifteen ultra-luxurious suites are an incredible combination of steel, wood and gentle African materials wrapped by a wall to wall glass casing and sweeping deck which boast exquisite African views.

Fine dining

Singita Lebombo has become renowned for its fine dining and its private wine collection. Each meal is expertly tailored by the Lebombo chefs to your tastes and preferences; paired by your Sommelier to ensure an enchanting African cuisine and wine experience.

Unmatched African discoveries

Singita Lebombo is however not just celebrated for its luxury. The 33 000 acre private concession covers 4 different eco-zones and offers a diverse selection of fauna and flora. This in turn supports a diverse and high density of wildlife. Early morning and late afternoon game drives venture into the Lebombo Mountains and expansive African plains. Skilled rangers and Shangaan trackers work tirelessly to ensure you are all but guaranteed your view of the mysterious Big 5.

Singita activities

In between game drives relax peacefully at the Lebombo swimming pool or treat yourself to an African Spa treatment. If you fancy something a little more energetic then wander across to the Lebombo gym, head into the African wilderness for a guided walk or hop onto a mountain bike and explore the Lebombo Mountains in the company of your game ranger.

Ideal holidays

An African luxury safari is the ultimate family vacation. Singita Lebombo welcomes children over the age of ten years and has a tailored kid’s programme to ensure your children are stimulated and entertained – while you relax! A family safari vacation is a time to bond with your loved ones, experiencing the wonders of Africa’s wilderness together, away from life’s many disruptions.
Whether you choose to unwind or partake in the many stirring Singita Lebombo activities; Iconic Africa is certain your stay at this luxurious lodge will exceed your wildest dreams, creating a lifespan of memories and awakening your passions to quintessential Africa.

Iconic Africa enjoys a long standing relationship with the Singita team which allows us swift and simple access to fantastic rates and availability. Simply contact one of our African safari experts and begin your journey to Africa with us.

 

Top 5 #safarilive Moments

Are you feeling miles away from the beautiful African bushveld? Do you miss the smell of the rain in the distance… the sound of the cicada symphony in the evening or the lion calls at night? Well we’ve got just the thing for you.

Great friend James Hendry and his #safarilive team bring live safari’s to you – wherever in the world you are. So why not jump on the game vehicle right now and join a LIVE African Safari here. Or scroll down for #safarilive’s 5 top encounters of 2017 so far.

A massive thank you to James and the team for sharing all these wonderful moments of our incredible African wildlife with us.

Enjoy!

  1. Sleepy lion cub

2. The Hyena Hierarchy

3. Baby Ellie

4. Leopard takes the plunge for lunch

5.New addition to the pride

Where to go on Your First Safari?

African safaris are high up on travellers’ wish-lists all over the world. And why shouldn’t they be? The whistling yellow plains of the Serengeti, the wide open spaces, the vast blue skies, the feeling of being one with nature, the thrill of spotting wild animals —what’s not to love?

If you’re obsessed with everything ‘Africa’ but you’ve never had the chance to visit, then it’s definitely time to plan your first safari adventure. Planning a safari trip can be really difficult if you don’t know where to start—especially because of the numerous marketing sites that all claim to offer the best safari vacations.

First thing’s first. You need to decide which area of Africa you would like to visit. Africa has two excellent areas for safaris—Eastern Africa and Southern Africa. Eastern Africa consists of Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda, whereas Southern Africa comprises South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Namibia, and Mozambique. Depending on the type of safari that you are dreaming about, you need to select the African country that you would like to visit very carefully. And, you need to keep the weather in mind because you don’t want to get caught up in the rainy seasons in Africa.

If you choose to visit East Africa, the rainy season is over April and May so it’s definitely best to avoid this part of Africa during this time. Southern Africa is a bit different. Its rainy season takes place over January, February, and March, so this is not the best time to go on safari. It’s also important however that you remember that wherever you go, be it a Game Reserve or National Park you will see game. You should also keep in mind that you can see most types of wildlife all over Africa so you don’t really have to choose your destination based solely on game viewing, unless you want to see something very specific.

With the weather in mind, you should then choose which country you would like to visit in Eastern or Southern Africa. This can also be tricky if you don’t know much about the different countries and what they have on offer. We’ve selected the two best places to visit in both Eastern and Southern Africa to narrow down your search.

If you’re thinking of visiting Eastern Africa then Tanzania is absolutely perfect for first time safari-goers. In fact, we go so far as to say that it is the ultimate safari destination for first timers. It is perfectly beautiful and it offers guests a very authentic African feeling. If you plan your safari trip right, you could even be lucky enough to see the Great Migration which is another definite bucket-list experience. Tanzania is also home to the highest volume of big cats on the continent and, without a doubt, it has the biggest concentration of wildlife in Africa. It truly ticks all the boxes—great game viewing, opportunities to indulge in Tanzanian culture by visiting the Maasai, diverse parks, and, of course, the gorgeous beaches.

Another great country to visit in East Africa is Kenya. It is also an excellent first timer safari destination because it is totally geared up for tourists and it is where the word “safari” actually originates.  In Kenya, they know exactly what tourists want, and they get it right every time. If you’re searching for a place that is utterly abundant with wildlife and that is a cultural hub, Kenya is the place to go.

If you’ve decided that you would like to visit Southern Africa for your safari adventure, then South Africa is certainly one of the best places to go. This is especially the case if you are planning to go on a shorter safari—i.e. one that is less than two weeks long. South Africa also boasts the most malaria-free safari experiences in Africa, and it has completely superb Big Five viewing opportunities. South Africa is the best place to visit if you want to experience a plethora of different activities. If you wish to combine your safari adventure with wine tasting in Stellenbosch, a hike up Table Mountain, and thrilling shark cage diving, South Africa is certainly the place for you.

If you would like a more rustic or ‘authentic’ safari experience then Botswana is an excellent option. Botswana is absolutely charming and it is home to the world-famous Okavango Delta which is known to teem with wildlife. A true taste of Africa.

The most important thing to keep in mind when planning your safari trip is to find a travel agency that understands you and exactly what you are looking for. If you’d like to find out how we can design the perfect tailor-made safari for you and your loved ones please get in touch. 

 

Africa’s Top Five Romantic Getaways

Planning a romantic getaway with your loved one? We’re here to help you find only the very best destinations in Africa for that couples getaway you’ve been meaning to plan forever! After all, what could be more romantic than surprising your sweetheart with a trip to exciting and majestic Africa? Safaris, wildlife, adventures, spectacular views and delicious food awaits … Here’s our list of the top five romantic escapes—each one is the epitome of supreme luxury, perfectly combined with lavish romance.

  1. Royal Malewane

Positively the paragon of class and refined grandeur, the Royal Malewane is one of our top picks for a great romantic escape. Surrounded by the majestic African wilderness, couples can enjoy the seclusion and romance that can only come from being immersed in Africa’s beauty. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains, the Royal Malewane is truly the queen of African luxury. If a safari is your idea of the perfect romantic escape—and it certainly should be—then this is absolutely the place for you. The Royal Malewane prides itself on the fact that it treats its guests to the ultimate in exclusivity and privacy—perfect for an intimate escapade for you and your darling.

  1. La Residence

Described as the crown jewel of Franschoek, La Residence is a place of abundant opulence ensconced in the middle of the impossible beauty that is the valley of the vineyards. La Residence has been described as one of the best hotels in the whole world, and why wouldn’t it be? It is an absolutely stunning boutique hotel situated in South Africa’s most picturesque valley. A stay at La Residence is definitely something that should be on your bucket-list—the perfect opportunity to treat yourself and your love. La Residence is entirely and unapologetically opulent—luxury that is unrivalled. Each room is extraordinary in its own way—no two rooms look alike, and each one is overwhelming in its beauty. You cannot go wrong at La Residence; its rooms are stunning, the setting is unmatched, and the food is to die for.

  1. White Pearl

Mozambique is the perfect place to spend with your sweetheart. Spectacular, pristine beaches, and outstanding accommodation—like the accommodation offered at the White Pearl—make Mozambique the ultimate romantic getaway destination for couples seeking luxury and perfection. At White Pearl, guests can soak up the summer sun, sip cocktails at the poolside, or venture into or under the turquoise Indian Ocean. Choose from suites that open out onto their very own private beach or suites that are raised up on stilts to showcase the captivating panoramic views of the ocean. Couples can even treat themselves to relaxing spa treatments—all in the comfort of their own suites.

  1. Royal Livingstone

Victorian elegance set in the heart of Africa, the Royal Livingstone is the epitome of old-world charm. Take a stroll in the lush gardens with your loved one and feel the cool Zambezi mist embrace you. Treat yourselves to a luxurious spa treatment in the private gazebo that overlooks the gentle flowing river. And, after a day full of relaxation, you can catch the gorgeous African sunset—with sundecks suspended out over the river you can look out and take in its delightful splendour. To complete each romantic day, you will be able to indulge in a sublime meal under the candle-lit boughs of the Monkey Tree. This is truly a romantic escape to remember.

  1. Ellerman House

Certainly the pinnacle of modern sophistication, and settled on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Ellerman House is the ultimate destination for old-world romance. The charming Edwardian mansion rests upon Lion’s Head Mountain and overlooks the crystal blue ocean that lies beyond. Not only does Ellerman House boast Africa’s greatest art collection, but it also prides itself on its world-class wine selection. The rooms are light and airy, and absolutely spacious; the food is entirely exquisite; and its prime location makes Ellerman House the ideal place to be if you wish to explore the romantic city of Cape Town.

To find out more about these stunning places, click  here or why not take a look at our Royal Romance Tour which combines the beauty, wilderness, adventure, and excitement of Africa by taking you to four different destinations that define luxury and privacy? We promise it will be a tour to remember!

Month on Instagram

“The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa… for he has so much to look forward to.” Richard Mullin.

For all those lucky people who haven’t yet ventured towards our exquisite shores… there is so much  that awaits you. To get you just a little excited… here’s just a few snapshots from June in our #monthonInstagram.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samp and Gem Squash Risotto

“This Risotto features Samp as the hero ingredient – replacing risotto rice with an African staple that has a lovely al dente crunch and creaminess. I’ve also added in one of my favourite vegetables – gem squash, for a delicious gentle nuttiness. It’s perfect for our chilly African winter at this time of year, but just as delicious in warmer weather with a chilled glass of white wine. Oh, and yes it tastes even better if you cook it in a traditional South African ‘potjie’ pot :).” Sarah Graham.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 gem squash, halved
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp Willow Creek Olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary (or use thyme or oregano)
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup samp, rinsed and soaked for at least 2 hours
  • ½ cup Durbanville Hills White wine (optional, otherwise use extra stock)
  • 2 cups good quality chicken or vegetable stock
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan (or hard cheese of your choice)
  • Fresh parsley, roughly chopped, to serve (or oregano)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

What to do

1. Add your gem squash halves to a large pot of salted boiling water. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through and the flesh can be easily pierced with a knife. Remove, drain and set aside to cool before removing the seeds.

2. Meanwhile, add your butter and olive oil to a large heavy-based pot over medium-high heat. When the butter starts to foam, add in your chopped onion and herbs and cook for 10 minutes, or until the onions have softened and are translucent.

3. Add in your garlic and samp and stir well until the samp is well coated in any remaining oil and butter. Add in your wine and stir until the liquid has been absorbed, about 5 minutes.

4. Add in your stock gradually, ladle by ladle, and leave to simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until the liquid has been absorbed. Then add the milk until and the samp is cooked through and creamy. Add a little extra water or stock along the way if necessary. It should be creamy and not too dry.

5. Scoop out the flesh of the gem squash and add it to the risotto. Stir until everything is well mixed together. Add in your Parmesan, check for seasoning and serve immediately in warmed bowls with a little extra grated Parmesan and fresh parsley to garnish.

Photo from ‘Sarah Graham’s Food Safari Season 2’ by Ricardo de Leça.

For more of Sarah’s delicious Food Safari recipes click here. 

 

 

Ellerman House & Singita Special

Are you looking for the ultimate in luxury that South Africa can offer?

Look no further! Two of our favourite properties, Ellerman House and Singita Lebombo have teamed up to offer you an unbeatable special!

BOOK

● 4 Nights at Ellerman House in a Deluxe Room Category or higher
● 4 Nights at Singita Lebombo or Sweni Lodges in the Kruger National Park AND RECEIVE
● A complimentary night at Ellerman House and Singita

Valid from 1 April 2017 – 30 September 2017

For more on these two sensational properties:

Ellerman House

Nestled into the side of Signal Hill and boasting some of Cape Town’s most spectacular views lies a magnificent Cape Edwardian mansion that will welcome you with both arms and capture your heart forever. Ellerman House not only offers the ultimate in Cape luxury but it is an endless heaven to wine lovers and art fanatics alike.

Singita

Singita, means “place of miracles,” which truly embodies everything for which this incredible brand has become famous. Astonishing game viewing, amplified by exquisite accommodation and outstanding home-grown cuisine – all with a touch of genuine, warm African hospitality. For many avid African travellers, Singita represents the summit of luxury African safari. This world class experience has been recognised globally with endless awards in numerous travel publications! At last count Singita had in fact won “Top Hotel in the World” awards an implausible 16 times!

Terms & Conditions

4 Nights minimum in either a Deluxe Room category or higher at Ellerman House and 4 nights at Singita Lebombo or Sweni Lodges | All standard inclusions apply to both properties | Valid for new reservations and cannot be applied to existing bookings | Please quote promotion at time of booking | Properties reserve the right to limit number of rooms available and/or discontinue when deemed necessary

For more information on this incredible offer please feel free to contact us. 

 

 

 

Property of the Month – Royal Malewane

This month we’d like to congratulate our friends and colleagues at the Royal Portfolio for a real shining star in a world-class collection of properties.

Presenting our Property of the Month – the Royal Portfolio’s, Royal Malewane.

This video says it all – but just in case you need more reason to visit this sensational property… read on for more.

On a private game reserve bordering the Kruger National Park lies the conquering queen of African luxury experiences. This Royal majesty is set against the silhouetted back drop of the towering Drakensberg Mountains. Yet despite this awe inspiring setting it is the Royal Malewane’s lavish attention to detail in every aspect which belies belief and which has earned this regal property its plethora of “World’s Best” awards over the past decade.

Luxury beyond compare

The Royal Malewane reserve is set in the Mpumulanga lowveld and is well-known for its consistently incredible game viewing. Royal Malewane is the undoubted icon of extravagant safari destinations and offers its guests every modern-day comfort and convenience while at the same time embracing the wild heart of Africa. Royal Malewane prides itself in sharing an exclusive safari experience beyond compare with its heightened attentiveness to ultimate privacy, personalised hospitality and incredible wildlife sightings. The inclusion of the Royal Malewane Bush Spa, world-renowned for its striking setting and oasis of treatments, crowns the safari and all round experience with sheer indulgent pleasure.

Royal Malewane hosts a maximum of 20 guests insuring a continuously intimate experience. There is an option of either one of six luxury suites for couples, or for even more privacy and seclusion, one of two four-sleeper Royal Suites.

The air-conditioned luxury suites are an opulent hideaway from the heat of the bushveld yet display unparalleled views of wild spaces beyond. Each suite is generously spacious with a private outside wooden deck and rim-flow pool.   If you are in luck, a small herd of elephant might drink even from the pool waters as you take an afternoon plunge. Classic mahogany furnishings compliment the refined extravaganza of Persian carpets and canopied king-size bed while indoor and outdoor showers leave you rejuvenated and refreshed.

The Royal suites exemplify the definition of style and splendour. An enormous outside deck and sparkling pool give even four guests the freedom to cherish their solitude, and the inside living areas tell stories of colonial times gone by through treasured antiques and over-sized chandeliers.

Both the Luxury suites and the Royal suites speak to guests seeking a high-end luxury retreat.

The Royal assault on our senses

World beating game viewing

Royal Malewane holds the secret ingredients for enchanting all your senses. The spectacular close encounters with unbelievable wildlife on dawn and dusk game drives create unforgettable memories and countless photographs to look back on. Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino, to name but a few, are enthusiastically pursued by the passionate guide and tracker team. What’s more if viewing the highly endangered Black Rhino is on your wish list then there is no better place than Royal Malewane to get a glimpse of this exceptionally rare animal.

Homely indulgent cuisine

The dining experience at Royal Malewane is a signatory feature. Let your imagination run wild while savouring delectable dishes under the stars in the boma or by candle-light in the Bedouin tent. Service is of a premium standard and you are lovingly serenaded whether it is by the night’s natural chorus or the hum of traditional song and dance.

Royal Malewane

Africa’s crystal clean ambiance

Inhale the gentle tannins and rich forest-floor aromas wafting out of a goblet of Merlot or take a relaxing amble along the elevated walkways in search of a commonly-found Mopane Tree. The kidney-shaped pods release a fragrance of rich raw honey and the butterly leaves make for unusual bookmarks.

Royal Malewane’s activities

Royal Malewane offers an exciting assortment of additional luxurious activities from helicopter flights and hot air balloon rides to a round of golf on the exclusive Leopard Creek Championship Golf Estate. But for those in need of relaxation and tranquillity, Royal Malewane’s Bush Spa is dedicated to timeless languor.

Africa’s Top 5 Bucket-list Experiences

If travelling to Africa isn’t on your bucket list yet, we’re here to tell you why it should most definitely be. We have compiled a list of the top five African experiences that we think definitely deserve a place on your bucket list. We even have great links to spectacular, first-class places for you to stay at while you cross off your African bucket list items. These are the types of experiences that will remain entrenched in your memory… forever!

  1. Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration.

Known as the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth,’ the Great Migration is a mind-blowing phenomenon that should not be missed by anyone who loves Africa. For a sneak peak of this incredible spectacle watch our video here. Over a million wildebeest make their way through the vast plains of the Serengeti to find better grazing areas. It is the most exquisite mass movement of land animals that takes place in the entire world. Escape to the Serengeti and spend some time in the National Park. If exclusive, and incredible game viewing is what you love, why not stay at Sasakwa House in Singita Sasakwa? It has exquisite views of the infinite Serengeti plains, and it gives one the feeling of going back in time to the colonial era. Singita Faru Faru is another gorgeous option, with its very own beach, and its classic safari lodge feel.

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  1. Climb Table Mountain.

If you’re planning a trip to the Cape, be sure to add hiking up Table Mountain to your bucket list. Once you’re at the top, you can admire the breath-taking view of Cape Town and you will realize the immense scale of the steep mountain slopes and the vast reach of the sparkling blue ocean. There are plenty of places to stay in Cape Town, from the grandiose Cape Grace Hotel to the Victorian beauty that is the Cape Cadogan which dates back to the 1800s, there is truly something for everyone.

  1. Soak in the beauty of Victoria Falls.

Victoria Falls is an astounding natural wonder and it is the largest curtain of water in the world. The magic that is Victoria Falls deserves a place on anyone’s bucket list. We recommend staying at the Royal Livingstone Hotel if Victorian elegance is what you’re after. The Victoria Falls Hotel is another delightful place to stay with its tranquil gardens and its Edwardian grandeur. Wherever you stay, we guarantee that you will fall in love with the enchanting Victoria Falls.

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  1. Taste award-winning wine in the Cape Winelands.

Without a doubt, touring the Cape Winelands should certainly be on your bucket list. The Winelands boast spectacular views of captivating mountains and century old vineyards. If you’re looking for a place to stay, we suggest the idyllic valley of Franschhoek. Le Quartier Francais is one of our most favourite establishments. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to truly experience all that this incredible village has to offer. It has an uncanny ability to remind one of a time gone by.

  1. Visit the Kalahari Desert and walk with the Bushmen.

The Bushmen of the Kalahari are the nomads that have lived in the Kalahari Desert for thousands of years. They are remarkable hunters and experts at finding underwater springs. They make their own medicine by using plants from the Kalahari. No one would want to miss out on such an informative and interesting experience. You can stay in Tswalu at the Motse Lodge which is in the heart of the spellbinding Kalahari Desert. It is a place of ultimate peace and is the epitome of a luxury safari destination.

For more ideas on what incredible African experiences to add to your bucket list click here. 

Iconic Africa Bush Diaries Episode #15 by James Hendry

Presenting Iconic Africa Bush Diary Episode #15 “Warm winter arrives,” filmed by James Hendry of Safarilive.

Watch as as the hippos wallow, the warthogs dart through the savannah, the kudus congregate, the elephants rumble, the leopards laze in the sun and the lion  strolls through the long grass.

Just in case you missed last month’s episode, #14 “Autumnal Kruger,” also filmed by @jamesrahendry of #safarilive click here to view.

Watch as the wild dogs play, the elephants drink at the waterhole, the buffalos graze lazily, the leopard relaxes in a tree and the lion calls at dusk. Transport yourself away for just a moment to the peace and beauty of the exquisite African bush-veld… need we say more!

We hope that these clips transport you back to Africa in a heartbeat and that they fill you with the warmth, beauty and spirit of this exquisite continent.  #Africa #bigfive #luxury #wildlife #safari

Click here to learn more about James Hendry, the safari guide in our interview with him.

Safari Pricing Explained

We are often asked how much safaris cost. This is because it is extremely hard to find prices for safaris online, and because there is an incredibly vast range of safari tours available—each type of safari tour obviously has its own associated costs, depending on the travel agent that you use.

Iconic Africa showcases the African destinations which best represent our values of the utmost luxury, world-beating African hospitality, delectable contemporary cuisine and most importantly an authentic commitment to wilderness conservation.

We aim to give you the most comprehensive quotations by detailing all of the expenses that you will incur during your safari adventure. We pride ourselves on the fact that our quotations have no hidden costs and no hidden surprises. Here’s what you need to know about safari costs.

Good safaris are expensive, however, you truly get what you pay for. We cater for mid- to high-end, boutique safaris which means our focus is on luxury, excellent service, and unforgettable safari experiences. It is important to remember that Africa is a huge continent. Great distances need to be covered by either cars, airplanes, or both. Therefore travel costs often make up a large portion of your safari expenses.

Because we cater for mid- to high-end safaris, the lodges that we choose are only the best of the best. Guests can expect a large staff complement at all lodges—in fact, the staff-to-guest ratio at most of the lodges that we recommend is a 3:1 ratio. This is to ensure that our clients are treated like absolute royalty. Of course, excellent accommodation and gourmet meals are world-class too. The lodges that we have on offer pride themselves on exclusivity and, of course, fewer visitors means fewer vehicles, which ultimately means a more exceptional and much more intimate wildlife experience for you.

We specialise in tailor-made safaris which ensures that our clients are not limited to pre-set itineraries or specific dates. Our clients can choose their own accommodation and they can indicate which activities they would like to experience on their safari. Our clients tell us what they want the focus to be on (for example, game viewing, birds, cats, relaxation, romance etc.), and we make sure that their expectations are not only met but exceeded. Read more in our Iconic Africa Promise

Our itineraries are perfectly planned out and drafted with each, individual client in mind. They are highly intricate and specific, so you will never be met with nasty shocks or unpleasant surprises. They contain comprehensive information about where, when, and with whom you should meet, and we set up the itineraries in such a way so that they are easy to read and the important information is easy to find. The itineraries also indicate where any costs are not covered by travel agency costs or accommodation costs.

So, what do we include in your quotation? Our quotations include all of your internal flights with specific details about each flight—such as when and where to meet, and who will pick you up to take you to and from the various airports. We also include details about all of your transfers, and all of your vehicles costs will be included. The quotation includes your day tours with specific details, and rental costs for rental cars and accommodation costs are also included in the quote.

For any other queries on costing please do let us know.